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  • Nikkei Asia300 Index drops as investors await Fed policy

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan fell Tuesday as investors await the U.S. Federal Reserve's monetary policy review meeting.The Nikkei Asia300 Index declined 0.3% to 1,323.13.The day's losses reflected caution ahead of the start of

    September 19, 2017 08:39 pm JST
  • Singapore, Malaysia equities fall ahead of Fed policy review

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Singapore and Malaysian stocks fell Tuesday, with banks contributing the most to the losses, ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve's policy meeting.Most Asian equities slipped Tuesday. The Nikkei Asia300 Index dropped 0.

    September 19, 2017 07:30 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index gains as technology stocks rally

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan rose Monday, helped by a rally in technology stocks and record-high U.S. stocks.The Nikkei Asia300 Index added 1.2% at 1,327.04. South Korea's Samsung Electronics paced the gains in Asia technology

    September 18, 2017 08:36 pm JST
  • Contract loss latest setback for ComfortDelGro, stock tumbles

    SINGAPORE (Nikkei Markets) -- Shares of transport operator ComfortDelGro hit a three-year low on Monday, after its unit unexpectedly lost a bid to manage a part of Singapore's train network, limiting the company's involvement in a high-growth area.T

    September 18, 2017 08:13 pm JST
  • Singapore stocks jump most in two months on exports, Malaysia equities fall

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Singapore shares posted their biggest jump in two months on Monday, helped by a better-than-expected gain in exports and a record close on Wall Street. Malaysia shares edged lower.On Monday, trade agency Internationa

    September 18, 2017 07:29 pm JST
  • Interview: Singapore needs more talent to skip public sector, start a business

    SINGAPORE -- Singapore needs to change its tradition of channeling the "best and the brightest" into the public sector if it is to improve its startup ecosystem and embrace more innovation, said Piyush Gupta, CEO of retail and financial services gro

    September 16, 2017 01:39 am JST
  • Interview: How to make Singapore's Smart Nation Project smarter

    SINGAPORE -- Singapore's Smart Nation initiative needs to progress faster for its benefits to spread beyond large corporations to small and medium enterprises, according to Veerappan Swaminathan, co-founder of Sustainable Living Lab, a Singaporean s

    September 16, 2017 12:24 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index recovers from slump to end little changed

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan ended little changed on Friday, recovering from an early slump, as investors looked past North Korea's latest missile launch.The Nikkei Asia300 Index ended at 1,310.93. The recovery from intraday lo

    September 15, 2017 08:12 pm JST
  • Singapore stocks post second week of losses, Malaysian equities advance

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Singapore shares fell for a second consecutive week, led by banks and real estate companies. Malaysian stocks rose.Asian markets saw a choppy session on Friday after North Korea fired one more missile over Japan, the

    September 15, 2017 08:03 pm JST
  • Private home sales continue to rise in Singapore

    SINGAPORE (Nikkei Markets) -- Developers in Singapore sold more homes in August compared to July in yet another sign of the recovery in the city-state's property market, bolstering expectations that prices are headed upward.The gains came despite th

    September 15, 2017 07:04 pm JST
  • Samsung, Tencent fuel gains for Nikkei Asia300 Index

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan edged higher on Thursday after U.S. stocks rose to a record overnight. Weaker-than-expected economic data from China, however, kept the advances in check.The Nikkei Asia300 Index rose 0.2% to 1,310.

    September 14, 2017 08:49 pm JST
  • Singapore, Malaysia stocks fall on dollar strength, weaker China data

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Singapore and Malaysia shares fell Thursday, weighed by a strengthening dollar and weaker-than-expected data from China.U.S. bond yields rose and the dollar rallied for a third day on Wednesday amid expectations of p

    September 14, 2017 08:06 pm JST
  • Interview: Commodities derivatives could bolster Singapore as trading hub

    SINGAPORE -- Singapore has a great opportunity to further develop its commodity derivatives markets and cater to the needs of food producers, said Sunny Verghese, founder and chief executive of Singapore-based agricultural supplier Olam Internationa

    September 14, 2017 12:36 pm JST
  • Japan's smaller airports welcome Southeast Asia

    TOKYO/JAKARTA More airlines in Southeast Asia are flying to Japan's regional cities as a growing number of travelers visit the country. And seeing inbound tourism as the key to boosting regional economies, central and local governments in Japan are

    September 14, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Shareholders back Blackstone's $650m offer for Japan-focused REIT

    SINGAPORE -- Shareholders of Croesus Retail Trust (CRT), a Japan-focused real estate investment trust listed on the Singapore Exchange, approved a takeover offer by U.S. private equity group Blackstone in a $650 million deal on Wednesday, at a meeti

    September 13, 2017 08:55 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index edges lower as Apple suppliers fall

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan declined Wednesday, weighed by losses in suppliers to Apple following the launch of the latest iPhones.The Nikkei Asia300 Index ended down 0.2% to 1,308.36, with Taiwanese Apple suppliers pacing the

    September 13, 2017 08:31 pm JST
  • Singapore equities fall on real estate developers; Malaysia shares edge lower

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Singapore shares fell Wednesday, weighed by the decline in rate-sensitive real estate companies. Malaysia stocks also declined.Investors in the region seemed to have adopted a cautious stance amid lingering concerns

    September 13, 2017 08:19 pm JST
  • Interview: Changing global order challenges Singapore's hub status

    SINGAPORE -- One of Singapore's best-known economists, Manu Bhaskaran, is worried. He thinks the regional hub status that the city-state holds in many areas is in danger. Other metropolises are emerging and competition is heightening, especially in

    September 13, 2017 04:02 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index rises tracking overnight gains on Wall Street

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan edged higher on Tuesday, buoyed by the overnight gains in U.S. equities.The Nikkei Asia300 Index rose 0.1% to 1,311.21.U.S. stocks and the dollar rallied overnight and Treasuries declined as Hurrica

    September 12, 2017 09:41 pm JST
  • Singapore, Malaysia stocks advance tracking Wall Street gains

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Singapore and Malaysia shares edged higher on Tuesday, helped by an overnight rally in U.S. stocks.The S&P 500 climbed to record highs and the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 22,000, as expected damage from

    September 12, 2017 08:45 pm JST